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The HV30 inherits the HV20's Canon HD Camera System - the unique combination of a genuine Canon HD Video Lens, a 2.96MP Full HD CMOS sensor and the DIGIC DV II processor. Desi...Read more
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Canon HV30 me likes a lot!!!
This camcorder is an amazing little piece of kit first off the quality is amazing buetifal high definition footage, this cam is way up the with the pro cams this is officially...Read more
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HV30 camcorder
Great camcorder. I had HV20 before, but after damage I bought the same one (not exactly the same, but its really similar to HV30). High image quality in HD. MiniDV tape is rea...Read more

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The HV30 inherits the HV20's Canon HD Camera System - the unique combination of a genuine Canon HD Video Lens, a 2.96MP Full HD CMOS sensor and the DIGIC DV II processor. Designed and manufactured by Canon, these components integrate seamlessly to deliver superb HDV1080i (High Definition Video) images, recorded to tape.Focusing in HD can be difficult, since even slight errors are noticeable. The HV30 employs a unique hybrid system called Instant AF for extremely fast, accurate auto focusing - making it easier to capture pin sharp HD pictures.The HV30 features Canon's advanced 2.7” Multiangle Vivid LCD screen. Making it easier to monitor recording when shooting from particularly high or low angles, it has a wide 135-degree viewing angle. HCAR surface treatment ensures sharp images, a wider range of vibrant colors and reduced screen reflection.

Product Identifiers
BrandCanon
ModelHV30
EAN013803091595, 4960999572734, 8714574514581, 8714574514598, 8714574514604

Key Features
TypeStandard/Compact
Recording SystemPAL
Optical Zoom10x
Digital Zoom200x
Storage TypeRemovable (Card/Disc/Tape)
Media FormatMiniDV HDV
Resolution3.0 MP
Screen Size2.7"
Weight540 gr

Optical Sensor
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size1/2.7"
Optical Sensor Qty1

Lens System
Lens TypeZoom lens
Lens ApertureF/1.8-3.0
Focal Length Range6mm - 61mm
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic, Manual
Lens Filter Size43 mm
Auto Focus typeTTL contrast detection

Exposure
Max Shutter Speed1/2000 sec
Min Illumination0.2 lux
Min Shutter Speed1/2 sec
Exposure ModesAutomatic, Programme, aperture-priority, shutter-priority

Camera Flash
Flash TypeBuilt-in flash

Memory / Storage
Recording SpeedLP, SP
Supported Flash MemoryBuilt-In Memory, SD Card, miniSD Card

Viewfinder
Viewfinder TypeLCD monitor
Viewfinder Diagonal Size0.27"

Dimensions
Depth13.8 cm
Height8.2 cm
Width8.8 cm

Display
Display TypeTFT active matrix
Display RotationRotating
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7" - colour
Display Size2.7"

Microphone
Microphone TypeMicrophone - built-in

Connections
Connector Types1 x DC power input, 1 x HDMI, 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK), 1 x USB, 1 x component video output, 1 x composite video/audio (input/output), 1 x headphones, 1 x microphone
Expansion Slot1 x miniSD

Battery
Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific
Battery ManufacturerCanon BP-2L13

Resolution
Effective Still Resolution2.8 MP
Effective Video Resolution2.1 MP

Bundle
Bundle ItemsMicrophone

File Format
Still Image FormatJPEG

Other Features
Widescreen Video CaptureYes
HDMI OutputYes
Images StabilizerOptical (SuperRange)
FeaturesBacklight compensation, RGB primary colour filter, USB 2.0 compatibility, accessories hot shoe, analogue to digital conversion with pass through, brightness control, contrast control, display brightness control, histogram display, progressive scanning, saturation control, sharpness control, takes photos while film recording

Miscellaneous
Color Black
High Definition Video Support1080i

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Canon VIXIA HV30 Camcorder - Black
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Canon HV30 me likes a lot!!!

Created: 17/01/10
This camcorder is an amazing little piece of kit first off the quality is amazing buetifal high definition footage, this cam is way up the with the pro cams this is officially consumer cam but the features it has set it clearly in the prosumer range and at prices between £500-600 you really cant go wrong, there are loads of pro feature on this cam such as manual focus, white balance and you can use cinemode witch combined with the hdv mode creates movie film like footage perfect for amature film makers, but if you just want to point and shoot and use this cam for going on holiday with the wife and kids you just flick it back over to auto mode and its a simple point and shoot cam.
my verdict Brilliant little cam.
subscribe too my youtube channel for footage of this cam will be updated reguuarly so you can check it out for yourselves.
http://www.youtube.com/us​er/mafianat
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nathan.
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Created: 09/02/09
Great camcorder. I had HV20 before, but after damage I bought the same one (not exactly the same, but its really similar to HV30). High image quality in HD. MiniDV tape is really good for me. Highly recomended
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A top quality camcorder with loads of features which can picked up cheap...

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 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 10/09/12
I've just started using this camcorder which I bought off Ebay for about a quarter of the list price. It came with a UV filter which had barely been removed so the lens was in perfect condition.

I wanted to upgrade to HD quality as I do some long range work and if you have the right software, you can crop your HD video to SD quality on the computer emulating a 'digital zoom'. I also wanted to stick to miniDV for a couple of reasons: 1) it is a much better quality than the compressed file standards of the 'fashionable' hard drive/SD card camcorders. 2) Importing miniDV through a Firewire port is much easier on computing power so you don't need to upgrade your computer as well.

Doing an advanced search came up with this camera on Ebay and reading a few reviews it seemed to be just what I was looking for.

Initial impressions are I am very happy with the picture and audio quality of this camcorder. A nice touch is the manual focus which is a little fiddly but hold the button down and the camera focuses at infinity which is perfect for my long range stuff. There are more settings than I've ever come across before so it is worth studying the manual to get the most out of this camcorder.

The only downside to this product is the rattly tape door - I would expect something a little better from a £1000+ video camera. Oh and don't waste your money on one of those £19 telephoto lenses to fit on this camcorder as they are junk (as I found out).
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+++ Very great absolutely great CANON HV30 ! +++

Created: 19/10/08
A FULL HD CAMERA !
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This camera is great because it records full HD and the quality of the picture is outstanding. You can record a beautiful movie with it and produce a high quality video document.

MINIDV is BETTER than MEMORY CARDS !
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Even though it takes time to transfer the tape to the computer, quality is much higher than video recorded on SD Cards. And the MPG2 format is much easier than AVCHD for handling, editing and post-producing. MiniDV has a great life expectancy if tapes are kept in a safe, dry and magnetic-free place, that's why I really recommend DV tapes.

PICTURE IS GREAT, SOUND TOO !
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I was afraid that the tape mechanism would make too many noise, but actually it is not heard that much, and it is not a problem anymore if you use a microphone. This is really a great camcorder and I don't regret buying it !
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Fantastic camera but research connectivity better than I did!

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5/5
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 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 07/09/12
Really pleased with camera. Picture quality suberb and loads of manual settings to play with. Manual focus fiddly. Main point I'd pass on is make sure that you have got a firewire input on your pc/mc to import the tape for editing, and a powerful processor/plenty of RAM if intending to edit in HD. Overall, a brilliant camcorder.
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